Do you run on a treadmill or outside? Which one is better?

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  1. LailaK profile image73
    LailaKposted 6 years ago

    Do you run on a treadmill or outside? Which one is better?

  2. Express10 profile image88
    Express10posted 6 years ago

    I hate treadmills and prefer ellipticals over treadmills. When running, I prefer to run outside because I get some fresh air, maybe a breeze and a change of scenery. The best thing is running in the sand at the beach. I'm not talking about the wet and packed sand at the water's edge, I'm talking about the loose, dry sand. Doing this works your muscles like you won't believe and gives you a great workout.

  3. Adamowen profile image79
    Adamowenposted 6 years ago

    Both for me. Outside for a warm up and on a treadmill so I can give my coach the numbers for the session to track improvements. Neither is better really it's personal preference.

  4. Efficient Admin profile image91
    Efficient Adminposted 6 years ago

    If the pollan count is high then I prefer to go to the gym and do the treadmill; otherwise I love getting outside in the sun and fresh air and walk on the nature trail for a few miles.  Also in the winter when it is too cold outside I prefer the gym -- same if it's 95 degrees outside.

  5. Claudia Tello profile image77
    Claudia Telloposted 6 years ago

    I used to run outside at least 3 times a week when I joined a marathon training group. I loved running in preserved areas and being surrounded by trees and fresh air. Nevertheless, I run more in the treadmill these days because it is more convenient. Sometimes, when it is not too hot, I run in a tartan track, which is excellent for training because it has curves and quite hard hills that are much more challenging than the flat treadmill.
    When running in the gym I also include interval sprinting with a 2:1 active recovery ratio to enhance my physical capacity; I sprint 10 times (10x2:1). This is, in my opinion, the best way to train.

  6. guy6336 profile image69
    guy6336posted 6 years ago

    I run on both, but the only reason I would be on a treadmill is if the weather outside is terrible.  I do not like running on the treadmill do to the fact that you are indoors and there is no scenery to observe.  Also, I run to get away from the things at home.  It helps me clear my mind.  If I am at home, I will still be listening to the same stuff and looking at the same mess.  Also, I have found that my running times on a treadmill are way faster then they are outside.

  7. veggie-mom profile image71
    veggie-momposted 6 years ago

    Depends on the weather for me, but I prefer outdoors. I like the fresh air and find it is more entertaining.

  8. networmed profile image59
    networmedposted 6 years ago

    I don't have a treadmill but I always do walking and running around the village. Fresh air makes me feel good, specially in the morning.

  9. Sage in a Cage profile image77
    Sage in a Cageposted 6 years ago

    I run outside.

    There is just something so strangely clinical to me about running on a threadmill in a gym. There you are running on a machine facing forwards and not actually moving anywhere beside many other people facing the same way who are also not actually moving anywhere! Nobody makes eye contact or interacts with their fellow runners. I just find the whole situation pretty amusing and also slightly soul-destroying.

    I live in a rural area and vary the location of my runs in order to keep me interested. In a single run I cross gorgeous rivers, see fabulous wildlife and breathe in fresh air. It's so invigorating to run without a display in front of you counting down the minutes you have left. This kind of running is not a chore. What's more, the uneven terrain and soft ground is fabulous for toning legs and a lot easier on joints.

    Each to his own. I can appreciate the value of having gyms in urban areas but no one will ever come between me and my outdoor runs.

  10. ipen profile image60
    ipenposted 6 years ago

    Whatever may be the weather I would like to run outside. I always cherished the run when it is raining. I want to feel the environment outside when I am running.


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